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Published on August 20th, 2019 | by Millennium Magazine Staff

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FatRat Da Czar collaborates with Richland Library to teach the business of music

COLUMBIA, SC – Recording artist, producer, entrepreneur, and hip-hop activist FatRat Da Czar announces his latest collaboration: teaching the business of music through Richland Library’s Creative Entrepreneurship Master Classes.

Starting in August 2019 and concluding in April 2020, Richland Library is offering a series of five Master Classes on turning creative talents into sustainable businesses. Taught by nationally-recognized entrepreneurs in their areas of expertise, FatRat Da Czar will be leading the series on the business of music this September.

“Elevate your music career from amateur to pro, learning the fundamentals of converting your talent into profit,” says Czar. “In this cohort, we’ll cover building a team, the pros and cons of independence, touring and booking shows, and branding and protecting your intellectual property.”

Now enrolling, other courses offered through this program include the business of filmmaking (Sherard Duvall), culinary arts (Shennice Cleckley), coding (Sara Kennedy), and making (Melissa Giglio).

To complete a Master Class, selected applicants will attend three cohort curriculum classes taught by a master instructor in their field. Additionally, students are required to complete four core curriculum classes offered throughout the year that provide general creative entrepreneurship education for students, regardless of their choice of cohort.

“The path to becoming an entrepreneur is often met with significant risk and capital,” says Richland Library Chief Customer Officer Georgia Coleman. “We are excited to support emerging businesses, so they can reach their full potential.”

All of the classes are free thanks to funding from the Richland Library Friends and Foundation Learning Centers Campaign. A complete schedule is available here. Interested participants are invited to apply by Friday, August 23 at richlandlibrary.com/creative.

About FatRat Da Czar

FatRat Da Czar is a recording artist and producer, entrepreneur, and hip-hop activist based out of Columbia, South Carolina. Czar’s music career has

spanned over two decades, and his role as an acclaimed solo artist was solidified with the release of Da Cold War album trilogy (2007-2012). In addition to opening for acts to include Notorious B.I.G., Snoop Dogg, and Lauryn Hill, Czar has also recorded and mixed sessions as chief engineer at The Boom Room for nationalartists ranging from KRS-One to Kevin Gates. In 2013, Czar co-founded World Famous Hip-Hop Family Day, a free annual festival dedicated to celebrating hip-hop culture that has delivered artists such as KRS-One, SugarHill Gang, Kid N Play, MC Lyte, and Big Daddy Kane to crowds of 18,000+ on Columbia’s Main Street.

About Richland Library

Awarded the National Medal in 2017 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Richland Library is a vibrant, contemporary organization that provides resources and information that advance the Midlands. Offering state-of-the-art technology, a variety of literary and cultural programs and 12 bustling facilities located throughout the county, Richland Library provides a truly customizable, modern library experience for residents and visitors alike.


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